September 30th, 2023
Kosho Uchiyama (1912 -1999)
We just sit in the midst of this contradiction where, although we aim, we can never perceive hitting the mark.
We just sit in the midst of this contradiction that is absolutely ridiculous when we think about it with our small mind.
In our zazen, it is precisely at the point where our small, foolish self remains unsatisfied, or completely bewildered, that immeasurable natural life beyond the thoughts of that self functions.
It is precisely at the point where we become completely lost that life operates and the power of Buddha is actualized.